Director of Tobacco Policy and Programming, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
August 30, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
The Division of Prevention and primary Care is encumbering funds for a Executive Agency Counsel/ Director of Tobacco Policy and Programming in our Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control. The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by addressing underlying risk factors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that promote healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco control. The Bureau, which is part of the Division of Prevention and Primary Care, achieves its goals through implementing neighborhood and population-level programs with an emphasis on policy, systems, and environmental changes.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Lead a team to develop and advance the bureau's tobacco control legislative and policy agenda, as well as programmatic efforts and coordination of community and stakeholder engagement.
--Manage all aspects of tobacco control policy development, including formative research, proposal development, drafting and advancing legislation, strategic planning regarding implementation and enforcement, and drafting responses to federal and state regulatory calls for comment.
--Oversee the bureau's clinical and cessation related activities, including monitoring of the literature on developing science and research.
--Advise and support tobacco control media, education, and evaluation efforts.
--Serve as a point of contact with key local and national stakeholders and develop presentations, memos and briefing materials for agency and external audience.
--Work with the Health Department's Office of External Affairs, Office of the General Counsel, and other relevant agency units to enact legislation through City Council, state legislature and other legislative bodies and collaborate closely with other internal content experts to advance educational campaigns and evaluation efforts.
--Provide strategic advice on policy proposals and other tobacco control issues to Department leadership, including the Assistant Commissioner and, the Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care and the Commissioner of Health.
--Perform other duties as needed in support of the tobacco control policy and programming agenda.
A Juris Doctor degree and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience; with experience in administrative law, litigation, reviewing and drafting legislation and regulations; managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and oversight of staff including the scheduling and assignment of work.
Incumbents must remain a member of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
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Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 347898.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work.
Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment.
Internal Number: 347898
About NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The New York City Health Department is known around the world as a center of bold innovation. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities and unparalleled opportunities for growth.